A time and a place


This seemed quite apt today…Chamberlain leading that final charge at Little Round Top, saving the day, the battle and very possibly the Union…

I didn’t really want to comment on the recent combat death of LT Tim O’Donnell in the NZ PRT in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan – it seemed at the time that everything that needed to be said – and perhaps some that didn’t – was being said…but, over the last few days, I have heard many people saying, no doubt with the best of intentions, that maybe he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time…not at all…

I was privileged to spend some time with members of Lt O’Donnell’s unit as they waited for a C-130 to take them back down to Burnham Military Camp after they farewelled their mate that afternoon…something one of them said was so right…Tim was in the right the place – he was in the lead vehicle, leading his soldiers, he was where he was meant to be, and doing his job

And from the other side of the fence…

And while I was writing, this popped up from Michael Yon…back on our side of the information war….

...and from another direction...


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